Vicar of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, said that he has several open cases

© RIA Novosti / Stringreplace in fotomasterskie Cathedral of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra in Kiev. Archival photoVicar of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, said that he has several open cases© RIA Novosti / Stringreplace the image Bank

Vicar of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Metropolitan Pavel said that he opened criminal cases in Ukraine.

«I have heard information and it was reliable, although closed, I charged, on the basis of some misunderstandings that I incorrectly refer to (Constantinople — ed.) Patriarch Bartholomew I some obscene words called (Patriarch of Kiev — ed.), Philaret. But this is all speculation and not true,» he said at the briefing, which was held in the monastery.

Previously, the outreach Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) has announced that the special Commission of the Ministry of culture of Ukraine for the first time in 30 years, examines religious values, and the icons of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra.

Metropolitan Paul told reporters that he had asked the Commission to check Lavra careful to avoid speculation about the missing relics.

«I’m the kind of person who stands in the position of the law. And for me to keep what they have — a great happiness, in order not to get caught up in the story and to make history,» — said the Governor.

Kiev-Pechersk Lavra — one of the first in Kievan Rus and one of the largest Christian centers of Ukraine.

Her vicar, the Metropolitan of Vyshgorod and Chernobyl Paul, as the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Onufry is entered into the database, the infamous Ukrainian site of the «Peacemaker».

Also, the Ministry of justice of Ukraine had previously denied the canonical UOC right of use of buildings of Pochayiv Lavra in Kiev. In the ROC actions against the Pochaiv monastery called the attempt of the authorities to intimidate the believers of Ukraine.

Vicar of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, said that he has several open cases© RIA Novosti / Vitaly Policypro Autocephalous

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